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View Poll Results: Greatest annual expenses?
Fuel 51 71.83%
Labor 43 60.56%
Insurance 19 26.76%
Equipment Maintenance 19 26.76%
Vehicle Maintenance 21 29.58%
Advertising 16 22.54%
Rent / Utilities 5 7.04%
Administrative Overhead 5 7.04%
Repairs 13 18.31%
Speeding tickets 0 0%
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:53 PM
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A percentage of gross should still be allocated for a " wage" for the owner.

I see what you're saying but even solos don't go to work out of the kindness of their hearts, they still need money to pay their bills whether it be salary or a draw.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:20 PM
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A percentage of gross should still be allocated for a " wage" for the owner.

I see what you're saying but even solos don't go to work out of the kindness of their hearts, they still need money to pay their bills whether it be salary or a draw.
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Not sure where you got that I thought you should work for free.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:20 PM
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Not sure where you got that I thought you should work for free.
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Not saying That at all, some guys never figure their own time as a direct labor cost, same principal as " my equipment is paid for."
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:49 AM
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Not saying That at all, some guys never figure their own time as a direct labor cost, same principal as " my equipment is paid for."
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Hah here we go!! Here's another solo vs actual business war!

I just had this discussion briefly tonight with a friend in the business and I had explained to him how on a recent job I myself had 14 on site hours in the field plus 3 office/meeting hours directly related to that particular job and he said "oh that doesn't count!" Like my time for estimates is actually "free" to clients... I didn't even try to explain how eventually it will be someone else within the company doing sales & accounting, therefore that time has to be accounted*for.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:13 AM
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1) Cost of goods sold ( plants, mulch, stone, etc)
2) Labor cost
3) equiptment depreciation
4) fuel
5) commercial auto insurance/ work comp, etc
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:29 AM
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Either people are paying way to much for fuel or not figuring in a wage for themselves. Labor, including your own wage, is always going to be your biggest expense.
Fuel is bigger then wages
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:42 AM
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Fuel is bigger then wages
MY fuel bill runs about $500 a week. My payroll is a little over $3k a week.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:15 AM
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Fuel is bigger then wages
You must have people that work for free. What is your fuel cost as a percentage of revenue compared to wages?
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:46 AM
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MY fuel bill runs about $500 a week. My payroll is a little over $3k a week.
Wish mine was that for a week

If I figure just the business then yes Labor higher then fuel
Family cars to fill up and other stuff not used if the business to fill up adds up business pays for But beats taking out my pocket
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:00 AM
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You must have people that work for free. What is your fuel cost as a percentage of revenue compared to wages?
Maybe he pays them with gas
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